This being spring, the flowers are in bloom and there is a riot of color and fragrance here in the NY Metro area.
Here is a showy Wisteria, trained into a bush, rather than the typical vine. That blob in the foreground is a preying mantis ootheca:
Next up, we have a gorgeous lilac. When my sister was a young girl, she had a room painted a purplish pink... being a tomboy, she was incensed at the thought of having a pink room, until my mother managed to mollify her by telling her it wasn't pink, but lilac. Well played, mom!
Finally, we have a Viburnum bush. These bushes are extraordinarily fragrant- if we prop open the door at work, the sweet aroma permeates the room, it's so strong:
If only everything smelled so sweet at this time of year... weatherwise, it feels more like July than April, and, frankly, right now I am an unholy sweat loaf: